Category - Teen
Inactive never or rarely include physical activity in your day. Somewhat active include light activity or moderate activity about two to three times a week. Active include at least 30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity at least three days a week. Very active include large amounts of moderate or vigorous activity in your day. calories provide energy, which we need to survive and perform daily activities. The calories we get from food and beverages allow us to breathe, walk, run, laugh and even pump blood. Calorie needs vary depending on age, sex, height and activity level. Calorie needs are often higher during the teenage years than any other time of life. Teenagers need lots of energy and nutrients because theyre still growing. The amount of energy that food and drink contains is measured in kilojoules (kj) and kilocalories (kcal), commonly just referred to as calories. The average woman needs to eat about 2,000 calories per day to maintain her weight, and 1,500 calories per day to lose one pound of weight per week. estimates range from 1,600 to 2,400 calories per day for adult women and 2,000 to 3,000. Conversely, if you are wanting to lose weight, this can be accomplished by consuming less calories or burning more calories, i. If you wish to consume less, you will want to eat 500-1000 fewer calories per day than calculated, or as an alternative, eat 15-20 fewer calories than calculated. It is difficult to set absolute bottom calorie levels, because everyone has different body composition and activity levels. Health authorities do set some baselines these are 1200 calories per day for women, and 1800 calories per day for men. Although 1,600 calories is the minimum required for teen girls, active girls should consume additional. Knowing your daily caloric requirement to maintain your weight can also help you lose weight. Calories per day how to interpret estimated energy needs select yes if the childs bmi is at or above the 85th percentile for their age. Dont know your childs bmi percentile? Find out using the cnrcs childrens bmi & percentile graph calculator.